Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Animals from Books. I did a TTT post this past November about great pets in fiction, so I may have some overlap here.
My top 10 animals from books:
- S.T. (crow) from Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
- Rocinante (horse) from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- Crookshanks (cat) from Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
- Rollo (dog) from Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
- Adso (cat) from Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
- Rosie (elephant) from Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
- The owls in Hoot by Carl Hiaassen
- The Adelie penguins in How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior
- Buck (dog) from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
- Carl (dog) from Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi (represented here by the dog flying a plane, in case you’re wondering…)
What animals in books do you especially love?
Share your links, and I’ll come check out your top 10!
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Characters I’d Name a Pet After, but I thought I’d switch it up a bit and focus instead on great doggos and kitties in fiction.
Who doesn’t love a good animal story? Here are some of the very good dogs and cats of my recent reading:
1. Rollo (Outlander by Diana Gabaldon)
2. Mutt (Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow)
3. Mouse (Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
4. Jess (A Boy & His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher)
5 & 6. Little Ann & Old Dan (Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls)
7. Bongo (The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher)
And a few cool cats too:
8. Adso (Outlander by Diana Gabaldon)
9. Medea (Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs)
10 & 11. (because they’re a pair, and I can’t exclude either one!) Cagney & Lacey (Toby Daye series by Seanan McGuire)
TV Adso (cutie pie)
What great dogs and cats of fiction can you think of?
If you wrote a TTT post, please share your link!